The Real Deal New York

Mortgage lending eases up

New policy changes support smaller down payments, more gifting
By Kenneth Harney | January 28, 2015 10:45AM

From the January issue: When it comes to buying a home, many feel that they are in the “no way I could possibly qualify” category. Obstacles include not enough cash in the bank for a down payment or closing costs; credit scores that are good but not great, or so much deferred student loan debt that a potential homeowner assumes that any lender would slam the door. [more]